'Healthy Brains, Healthy Communities' lecture to be held April 5

The Department of Humanities and The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine will present “Healthy Brains, Healthy Communities: A Story of Alzheimer's” on April 5 from noon to 1 p.m.

Brains deserve life-long care. Cognitive challenges (dementia), particularly as we get older, are due to many factors. Even so-called Alzheimer’s is likely many biological processes that overlap with normal aging. Brain health requires attention to diet, exercise, cognitive and social engagement. A sense of purpose and belonging to community are probably most essential.

The lecture will be presented by Peter Whitehouse, geriatric neurologist, Case Western Reserve University, in the Junker Auditorium on the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine campus. In addition to presenting this larger vision for brain health, Whitehouse will describe The Intergenerational School that he and his wife have created to support lifelong learning, spirited citizenship and enhanced individual and public health.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. For further information, contact the Department of Humanities at 717-531-8778.

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Last Updated March 17, 2011